Giving to the Academic Advancement Program

The Academic Advancement Program (AAP) is the nation’s largest university-based student diversity academic program – consisting of a collection of innovative programs serving more than 5,500 student members from multi-ethnic, low-income, first-generation, and multi-racial backgrounds annually and touching the lives of over 60,000 UCLA alumni in the last 50 years.

The program’s mission and commitment are to ensure the academic success and graduation of students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education, inform and prepare students for graduate and professional schools, and to develop the academic, scientific, political, economic, and community leadership necessary to lead and transform our society. The successful integration of the program’s three-fold mission strengthens its commitment to access, equity, and excellence.

Your support through funding and engagement will help us solidify UCLA’s commitment to serving and preparing the next generation of engaged Bruin citizens. Your gift, no matter the size, will make an incredible difference to the continued success of AAP in its next 50 years. We’d like to hear from you and your interest in supporting this initiative. Contact us at

Areas of Impact

With your partnership in philanthropy and engagement, together we can showcase and further AAP’s commitments to access, equity and excellence. Creating an expanded and enhanced opportunity through program and scholarship support and services growth. Below we share more information about our five major areas of philanthropic need: 1) programmatic support, 2) supporting our students through scholarship funding, 3) Peer Learning & Counseling Services, 4) Supporting pipeline building through the Vice Provost’s Initiative for Pre-College Scholars, and 5) providing emergency fund support for our most in-need students.